WordPress is a huge, multi-billion dollar industry. It is the most popular and powerful CMS which dominates 76.4% of CMS market. Powering more than 80 million websites, it is rightly said that WordPress is the backbone of the internet.
Governments, educational institutes, high tech companies, corporations and millions of small businesses use WordPress to run their online presence. This industry is contributing over $100 billion in earnings in U.S alone and global earnings are much higher. S
ince the turn of the millennium, the freelance industry has been on the rise, due to dwindling economic situations and employee dissatisfaction. Many professionals now prefer to work on their own – determining their fees and working hours.
According to a recent slideshare statistics, 27 percent of all programming, graphics, web design and web support jobs on freelancing platforms today are done for WordPress sites. This is because of the immense popularity of the platform, with 37% of the most popular 100 websites and 62% of the fastest growing companies in the U.S according to time magazine being supported by the WordPress technology. The WordPress community is also one of the most robust and unrivalled open-source communities in the world.
With the report from the Bureau of Labour Statistics estimating that about 40% of the American working class, which is roughly 60 million people, would be freelancers by 2020, there is huge potential for more freelancers to join in the WordPress community workforce.
The popular narrative is that technology will help speed up the recruitment process for WordPress jobs, bringing down cost and ensuring that both contractors and freelancers are satisfied with project outcomes. This is becoming even more of a possibility when you consider newer technologies such as the blockchain.